First Year Exploratory Studies

About the Program

The First-Year Exploratory Studies curriculum consists of full-time study for the freshman year in one of two tracks, the Business, Humanities, and Social Science Track or the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Track. These tracks provide students the opportunity to explore academic and career options, gaining valuable information about themselves, their academic interests and career aspirations.

The First-Year Exploratory Studies program has a dedicated academic advising staff to guide each student in course planning and major selection. This guidance enables students to make well-informed decisions in selecting a degree program and career path.

More information about the First-Year Exploratory Studies program can be found on the Goodwin College of Professional Studies website.

Business, Social Science, and Humanities Track

Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
BIO 100, 108,
or 109*
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory
Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
3.0-4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience1.0
Exploratory Track Electives**6.0
 Term Credits16.0-17.0
Winter
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
GSTD T180Special Topics in GSTD (Academic Exploration and Planning)3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
Exploratory Studies Track Electives**6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Spring
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
GSTD T180Special Topics in GSTD (Career Exploration and Planning)3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHYS 101
or 151
Fundamentals of Physics I
Applied Physics
4.0
Exploratory Track Elective**3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Total Credit: 49.0-50.0
*

BIO 108 and BIO 109 are taken together

**

 Students will select exploratory electives with their advisor.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
CHEM 101
or 111
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I
3.5-4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience0.5-2.0
Exploratory Track Electives*6.0
 Term Credits17.0-19.0
Winter
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
GSTD T180Special Topics in GSTD (Academic Exploration and Planning)4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
Exploratory Track Electives*6.0
 Term Credits17.0
Spring
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
GSTD T180Special Topics in GSTD (Career Exploration and Planning)3.0
Exploratory Track Electives*6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Total Credit: 50.0-52.0
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